Youth aquatics in pool

From tots to school aged children, our swim classes prepare youth with water safety best practices and skills.

WFA-8170 American Red Cross Swimming for Infants/Tots

Parents, come be with your 6 month to 3 year-old tots and help them to learn to be safe around water. Infants and toddlers will develop a comfort level in and around the water as well as a readiness for learning to swim. Pool and water safety will be discussed and practiced in a fun, upbeat atmosphere.

Prerequisite: Must be six months to three years old and parents are required to accompany their child in the water.

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WFA-8110 Preschool Aquatics - Water Exploration (American Red Cross Level 1)

The objective of this course is to help preschool age students feel comfortable in the water. In Level 1, elementary aquatic skills are taught with an emphasis on water safety; blowing bubbles, front/ back floating and kicking are among the skills introduced in Level 1. At this level, all of the skills are practiced with support. Participants in this course must complete a short health questionnaire and a Statement of Informed Consent prior to the start of class.

Prerequisite: Must be three to five years of age; and should be able to swim with support of an instructor. If a student fails to meet all prerequisites, he or she may be withdrawn from class. Should you require more guidance on what level is appropriate, please call the aquatic office.

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WFA-8230 Preschool Aquatics- Primary Skills (American Red Cross Level 2)

The objective of this course is to give preschool age students success with fundamental skills such as floating and basic locomotion. In Level 2, students build on the skills learned in Level 1 with an emphasis on safety; students learn to float without support and recover to a vertical position. At this level, many skills are still practiced with support. Participants in this course must complete a short health questionnaire and a statement of informed consent prior to the start of class.

Prerequisite: Must be three to five years of age; and students should be able to submerge mouth and blow bubbles for at least three seconds; Students must enter the water independently using a ladder, steps, or side, and travel at least five yards with support, and glide on front with support for at least two body lengths. If a student fails to meet all prerequisites, he or she may be withdrawn from class. Should you require more guidance on what level is appropriate, please call the aquatic office.

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WFA-8130 Preschool Aquatics- Stroke Readiness (American Red Cross Level 3)

The objective of this course is to give preschool age students success with swimming independently. Level 3 builds on skills learned in Level 2 by providing guided practice; students are encouraged to improve coordination of simultaneous and alternating arm and leg actions. In this level, skills are taught with an emphasis on safety and diving is introduced. Participants in this course must complete a short health questionnaire and a Statement of Informed Consent prior to the start of class.

Prerequisite: WFA-8230,Preschool Aquatics- Primary Skills (American Red Cross Level 2); must be three to five years of age; and students should be able to swim without support, glide on front and back for at least two body lengths, roll from front to back and float (without support) for five seconds, and swim using combined arm and leg actions on front for three body lengths. If a student fails to meet all prerequisites, he or she may be withdrawn from class. Should you require more guidance on what level is appropriate, please call the aquatic office.

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WFA-8010 Water Exploration (American Red Cross Level 1)

The objective of this course is to help school age students feel comfortable in the water. In Level 1, Elementary Aquatic Skills are taught with an emphasis on Water Safety; blowing bubbles, front/ back floating and kicking are among the skills introduced in Level 1. At this level, all of the skills are practiced with support. Participants in this course must complete a short health questionnaire and a Statement of Informed Consent prior to the start of class.

Prerequisite: Must be at least six years of age; Students should be able to swim with the support of an instructor (with no parent/guardian in the pool). If a student fails to meet all prerequisites, he or she may be withdrawn from class. Should you require more guidance on what level is appropriate, please call the aquatic office.

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WFA-8020 Primary Skills (American Red Cross Level 2)

The objective of this course is to give school age students success with fundamental skills such as floating and basic locomotion. In Level 2, students build on the skills learned in Level 1 with an emphasis on safety; students learn to float without support and recover to a vertical position. At this level, many skills are still practiced with support. Participants in this course must complete a short health questionnaire and a Statement of Informed Consent prior to the start of class.

Prerequisite: WFA-8010, Water Exploration (American Red Cross Level 1); must be at least six years of age; students should be able to submerge mouth and blow bubbles for at least three seconds, enter the water independently using a ladder, steps, or side, and must travel at least five yards with support, and glide on front with support for at least two body lengths. If a student fails to meet all prerequisites, he or she may be withdrawn from class. Should you require more guidance on what level is appropriate, please call the aquatic office.

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WFA-8030 Stroke Readiness (American Red Cross Level 3)

The objective of this course is to give school age students success with swimming independently. Level 3 builds on skills learned in Level 2 by providing guided practice; Students are encouraged to improve coordination of simultaneous and alternating arm and leg actions. In this level, skills are taught with an emphasis on safety and diving is introduced. Participants in this course must complete a short health questionnaire and a Statement of Informed Consent prior to the start of class.

Prerequisite: WFA-8020, Primary Skills (American Red Cross Level 2); must be at least six years of age; students should be able to swim without support, glide on front and back for at least two body lengths, roll from front to back and float (without support) for five seconds, and swim using combined arm and leg actions on front for three body lengths. If a student fails to meet all prerequisites, he or she may be withdrawn from class. Should you require more guidance on what level is appropriate, please call the aquatic office.

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WFA-8040 Stroke Improvement (American Red Cross Level 4)

The objective of this course is help school age children develop confidence in the skills learned and improve other Aquatic skills. In Level 4, students increase their endurance by swimming familiar strokes (front/back crawl, elementary back stroke) at greater distances than Level 3. Breast stroke, side stroke and the basics of turning are also introduced. Participants in this course must complete a short health questionnaire and a Statement of Informed Consent prior to the start of class.

Prerequisite: WFA-8030, Stroke Readiness (American Red Cross Level 3); must be at least six years of age; students must show the ability to tread water for 30 seconds, swim/float/ crawl and do the elementary backstroke for 15 yards, perform rotary breathing (ten times), do a head-first entry into deep water, and have the ability to float on front and back for 30 seconds. If a student fails to meet all prerequisites, he or she may be withdrawn from class. Should you require more guidance on what level is appropriate, please call the aquatic office.

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WFA-8050 Stroke Refinement (American Red Cross Level 5)

The objective of this course is to provide further coordination and refinement of strokes. Butterfly open turns and feet first surface dives are introduced. Participants learn to perform the front and back crawl for increased distances and front/ back crawl flip turns are introduced. Participants in this course must complete a short health questionnaire and a Statement of Informed Consent prior to the start of class.

Prerequisite: WFA-8040, Stroke Improvement (American Red Cross Level 4); must be at least six years of age; and must show the ability to swim underwater (three to five body lengths), swim 25 yards of front crawl, 15 yards of butterfly and breaststroke, do a head-first entry into deep water, and swim back stroke and front crawl open turn. If a student fails to meet all prerequisites, he or she may be withdrawn from class. Should you require more guidance on what level is appropriate, please call the aquatic office.

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WFA-8060 Swimming & Skill Proficiency (American Red Cross Level 6)

The objective of this course is to refine strokes so participants can swim with ease, efficiency, power and smoothness over greater distances. Students develop considerable endurance by the end of the course. Participants in this course must complete a short health questionnaire and a Statement of Informed Consent prior to the start of class.

Prerequisite: WFA-8050, Stroke Refinement (American Red Cross Level 5); must be at least six years of age and must show successful completion of Level 5; plus show ability to swim 50 yards of elementary backstroke and front crawl using flip turns, tread water for five minutes, swim 25 yards of the breaststroke, butter, and back stroke, and skull for 30 seconds. If a student fails to meet all prerequisites, he or she may be withdrawn from class. Should you require more guidance on what level is appropriate, please call the aquatic office.

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